New Directors/New Films 2012

Romance Joe


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Romance Joe
Ro-maen-seu Jo | {REL[3968][film_related_director]3s4Pqu43REL} 2011
South Korea | 115min minutes

Director in person for Q&A at both screenings!

In his playful first feature, Lee Kwang-kuk (previously assistant director to Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo) expertly weaves several narrative strands into an elegant web and a meditation on storytelling. Viewers find themselves down the rabbit hole in this tale of a filmmaker in search of a story; the intertwined narratives confound and displace expectations, to the point where it seems the film might be narrated by a dead character—but never mind. Lee is in full control, starting the roller coaster with a young, self-possessed barmaid in a remote inn who, in lieu of payment, recalls the time she met a suicidal guy called Romance Joe. Thank you to the Korea Society.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2012

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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